Mt. Angel – Charlie,
90, died Tuesday at the Providence Benedictine Nursing Center in
Mt. Angel. He was born in Shelton, Neb., to Anna(Lane) and Charles
Leo Stack. His family moved to Circle, MT. in 1923. Charlie
graduated from Circle High School in 1936 before attending the
Montana School of Mines in Butte. He managed two Farmers Union
service stations until he was drafted into the Army in 1940.
Charlie served in the Signal Corps for 53 months, much of it in
the South Pacific. He married Nadine Baker in Seattle on June 3,
1946, and went to work for the Civil Aviation Authority,
predecessor agency to the Federal Aviation Administration, as an
air traffic controller in Alaska. They lived in Annette Island,
Cape Yakataga, Nome and Fairbanks.
After he retired from
the FAA in Fairbanks in 1976, he worked for Alaska International
Air and was treasurer for the Catholic Church of Northern Alaska.
In 1978, they moved to Lyons, where they built a house and lived
until 2003, when they moved to Sublimity. They moved to Mt. Angel
in 2008. Charlie was
a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Jordan and the
Knights of Columbus, St. Anthony Council in Sublimity.
Charlie is survived by
his wife; Nadine of Mount Angel; Sons: Bernard, Stephen, Mark,
Kevin, Vincent and Sean Stack all of Fairbanks, AK. , Timothy
Stack of Phoenix, AZ., and Damian Stack of Seattle, WA.;
Daughters: Kathleen Wiese of Milford, NJ., Eileen Loftus and Nora
Simmons both of Fairbanks, AK., Monica Mailloux of Charlevoix,
MI.; and Patricia Sampson of Stayton; Sisters: Mary Artz of Great
Falls, MT., Rachel Nagel of Stayton, and Delores Farrell of Sitka,
AK. Grandchildren – 37, Great-grandchildren – 18. He was
preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Martin, and 2
daughters Brigid McCoy, and an infant.
Recitation of Rosary
will be Friday, February 19, 2010 at 7:00 PM
and Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, February 20,
2010 at 11:00 AM both at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in
Jordan. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made
in his name to St. Mary and Regis Catholic Schools in Stayton and
Lourdes Charter School in Jordan. Serving
the family North Santiam
Funeral Service, Stayton.